Car Rental at Puerto Vallarta Airport

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Puerto Vallarta Airport, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Puerto Vallarta Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
$17.52 / per day
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Compact
VW Gol or similar
VW Gol
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$27.57 / per day
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Intermediate
Chevrolet Aveo or similar
Chevrolet Aveo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$33.85 / per day
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Economy
Nissan March or similar
Nissan March
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$38.79 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Puerto Vallarta Airport
Standard
Chevrolet Onix or similar
Chevrolet Onix
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$47.06 / per day
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Cavalier or similar
Chevrolet Cavalier
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$49.65 / per day
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Premium
Nissan Altima or similar
Nissan Altima
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$53.62 / per day
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Economy Elite
Chevrolet Onix or similar
Chevrolet Onix
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$32.92 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 21:19 on 2024-04-17. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, Mayan
Currency
MXN
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+52
Average car rental price
$38 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.9 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.39 per liter or $5.26 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.32 per liter or $4.99 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.41 per liter or $5.35 / 1 gallon
Puerto Vallarta Airport

Airport Car Rental

Located in the very northwest of the state of Jalisco, the resort city of Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most famous beach destinations. Naturally, the number one attraction here is the sun and ocean, but you can explore the surrounding fishing villages, learn more about Mexican culture or even go whale watching in winter. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Vallarta:

  • Playa Los Muertos. Despite its very ominous name, the Beach of the Dead is, in fact, one of the nicest and most popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta. Named after the bodies of sailors from the shipwrecks that used to wash up in the area in the old days, it is now known for its pier, central location, many beach bars, restaurants, and hip atmosphere. Water taxis to the nearby beach town of Yelapa, a significantly more quiet and relaxed destination, take off from here.
  • Aquaventuras Park. One of the most popular family attractions in the area, Parque Aquaventuras is dedicated to the conservation of Pacific marine animals such as sea lions and different species of dolphins. In addition to the wildlife, there are also attractions like waterslides and possibilities to try different extreme sports. Parque Aquaventuras is located outside of the city center, but the drive north takes only about 20 minutes.
  • Nayarit State. Located just a stone’s throw north of Puerto Vallarta, the neighboring state of Nayarit is the perfect place for anyone craving an off-the-beaten-track experience. The region has a number of resort towns in its southern parts near Puerto Vallarta, like Punta Mita, but also lots of wild beaches in the north — like Sayulita and San Pancho — mangroves, dry forests, and plenty of wildlife. Meanwhile, the state’s capital, Tepic, boasts a mixture of well-preserved colonial architecture and interesting museums.

Top international routes

  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Houston
  • Chicago
  • Denver

Main airlines

Alaska Airlines, Air Transat, Interjet, Volaris, Aeromar, and Delta Air Lines

Terminals

The single airport terminal serves all domestic and international flights. The arrivals hall is on the main level while the departures hall is on the upper level.

Location

Puerto Vallarta Airport is in the state of Jalisco. It is about 5 km (3.1 mi) northwest of the city of Puerto Vallarta. Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio and Calle Prisciliano Sánchez are the main streets connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $21 per day
  • Medium cars - from $20 per day
  • Vans - from $95 per day
  • Premium cars - from $45 per day
  • Small cars - from $18 per day
  • SUVs - from $31 per day

Car rental desks

Some are in the airport terminal, in both the arrivals and departures halls. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher. Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) is on the smaller side, so don’t worry, you’ll have no problem finding your car rental desk.

Services and facilities

You’ll find a variety of shops, including bookstores, souvenir shops, and two duty-free stores, as well as several coffee shops, bars, fast food outlets, and restaurants offering both Mexican and international cuisine. There are also ATMs, a bank, three currency exchanges, travel agencies, and a massage therapy center. The airport’s facilities are well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. Special assistance is also available, but make sure to contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Pemex gas station, located at Carrt Km.11.5 No. 5415, can be reached in about six minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Puerto Vallarta Airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Guadalajara (330 km / 205 mi)
  • Manzanillo (275 km / 171 mi)
  • Mexico City (877 km / 545 mi)
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Fact checked by
Shelley Marmor
Article reviewed and updated by Shelley, a former Miami travel magazine editor who ditched the office for the world. She settled down in Mexico in 2018, and now helps travelers plan the Mexico trip of their dreams through her various Mexico websites: Travel Mexico Solo, Travel To Merida, Travel To Oaxaca and Tulum Travel Secrets, and coaches travel bloggers on her Travel Blogging 101 site.

Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Check-in and departures 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 7.4
  • Wi-Fi 6.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.9
  • Lounge 6.9

Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)

  • IATA: PVR
  • ICAO: MMPR
  • Name: Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)
  • Distance from city: 4.3 miles / 7 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Puerto Vallarta Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Puerto Vallarta Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Puerto Vallarta Airport
$26.46
January
$28.39
February
$37.87
March
$33.86
April
$31.07
May
$34.71
June
$39.98
July
$37.10
August
$26.00
September
$28.81
October
$32.25
November
$52.38
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Puerto Vallarta Airport is September — when rental costs average $26.00 per day. This is 24% cheaper than the yearly average and 50% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $52.38 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Puerto Vallarta Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in January the average rental period is 12 days, while in August, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at Puerto Vallarta Airport
12
January
10
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
8
July
6
August
8
September
8
October
8
November
8
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Puerto Vallarta Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Puerto Vallarta Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Puerto Vallarta Airport in December, while they are least likely to rent in in September.
Monthly searches at Puerto Vallarta Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
182%
January
155%
February
99%
March
95%
April
55%
May
74%
June
76%
July
50%
August
43%
September
72%
October
110%
November
188%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers MEX RENT A CAR, Keddy, Europcar, Avis, SIXT
Popular car categories Large cars, Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars
Lowest price $18 per day
Cheapest supplier MEX RENT A CAR

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
MEX RENT A CAR Volkswagen Polo 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Chevrolet Beat 5 1 Small cars
Keddy VW Gol 4 2 Medium cars
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Avis Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs
SIXT Chevrolet Aveo Aut. 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Chevrolet Aveo 5 2 Large cars
MEX RENT A CAR MG 5 5 2 Large cars
Europcar Chevrolet Aveo 5 2 Large cars
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Forte 4 3 Large cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Vento
March 30, 2024
The Puerto Vallarta area offers natural beauty, a wide selection of great restaurants and a lot of fun at a very reasonable cost.
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Canada
Chevrolet Onix
November 22, 2023
we enjoyed the freedom of moving around to sites and attractions
Canada
Hyundai i10
May 15, 2023
The area was nice - nice beaches, good food
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Jetta
May 14, 2023
We had a great trip, the car just wasn’t a good deal for the quality and the logistics of picking it up.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Stepway
April 14, 2023
Swimming with the dolphins
Canada
Chevrolet Aveo
April 11, 2023
Enjoyed the Mexican hospitality, the beach, the food and our accomodations!
Canada
Kia Forte
March 12, 2023
Only drove car to San Pancho and Sayulita and back was a nice experience
Canada
Volkswagen Vento
December 16, 2022
I spent my time in Punnta Perula. We did do some side trips to Barra de Navidad and Villa Purificacion. I wish I had more information so that we could have been at specific events and interesting locations in the area. Next time I think I would get an SUV, but I am glad to have the car I did.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Scala
November 28, 2022
Looking for a reliable rental car at a reasonable price? Look no further. Go ECONOMY!
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
March 22, 2022
Beach, volcano, jungle
Canada
Kia Rio
December 12, 2020
PV area is beautiful driving is easy once you get the hang of using the laterals.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
3.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
12
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$37.63
Lowest daily price
$17.52
Total cars available
234

Top 16 Suppliers at Puerto Vallarta Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1 / 3 reviews
3222090390
Carretera A Tepic Km 7 5
$57 - $91
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
SIXT
Good 7.6 / 28 reviews
+523222090685
Blvd Fr. Medina Ascencio 7930, Villa Las Flores
$46 - $184
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
National
National
Good 7.5 / 1 review
+523222090390
Carretera Tepic Km 7 5, Col Villa Las Flores, PUERTO VALLARTA
$45 - $249
Avis
Avis
Good 7.4 / 12 reviews
+523222210783
Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 7930, Área Militar de Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
$46 - $339
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.4 / 3 reviews
+523222213030
INTL AND NATIONAL ARRIVALS,
$44 - $337
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4
+523226888046
Condomunious Puerto Iguana 136, Isla Iguana, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Flexways
Satisfactory 6.3 / 2 reviews
+525540003802
Aeropuerto Internacional Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 7930, Área Militar de Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
$59 - $110
Hertz
Satisfactory 6.2 / 2 reviews
+52018007095021
Carretera a Tepic Km 7.5, Área Militar de Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta
$75 - $298
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
Europcar
Satisfactory 6.1 / 16 reviews
+523222090921
Carretera Vallarta-Tepic Km 7.5 Col.Villa Flores
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
Keddy
Keddy
Poor 5.8 / 23 reviews
+523222090921
Europcar, Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, Puerto Vallarta - Tepic Km 7.5, Área Militar de Vallarta, 48311 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
$24 - $129
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Poor 5.7 / 10 reviews
+523222211210
Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 141, Villa Las Flores, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
$34 - $92
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
MEX RENT A CAR
Poor 5.6 / 148 reviews
+523346242114
Aeropuerto Internacional Lic Gustavo Diaz Ordaz; Francisco Medina Ascencio 7985 A
$18 - $44
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Dollar
Dollar
Poor 4.9 / 15 reviews
+5218007095021
Carretera a Tepic Km 7.5, Área Militar de Vallarta, 48311 Puerto Vallarta
$43 - $265
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Thrifty
Poor 4.7 / 15 reviews
+52018007095021 / +525591289000
Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport,Carretera a Tepic Km 7.5, Área Militar de Vallarta, 48311 Puerto Vallarta, Jal
$56 - $204
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Firefly
Poor 4.6 / 14 reviews
+52018007095021
Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport Carretera a Tepic Km 7.5, Área Militar de Vallarta, 48311 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
$39 - $74
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Poor 3.9 / 32 reviews
+523324512783
Hotel One, Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio 3987, Área Militar de Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal
$111
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
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